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How Does Education History Affect My SSDI Claim?

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If your disability is severe enough that you can't work in any environment, your educational history will probably not be a deciding factor in your SSDI claim.

Sometimes a person’s disability can prevent them from working in certain professions, but they could still find a job in another environment. In cases like this, the Social Security Administration takes into account anything in your life that will help you find gainful employment when they're reviewing your SSDI claim.

This is where your educational history can come into play. As a general rule, the higher your education, the more work you're usually qualified to perform. This is not always the case, though, and shouldn't discourage you from filing for SSDI.  

When your case is reviewed, the type of work you're currently doing will be looked at, as well as any transferable skills you might have. They'll review your education, as well as outside certification, to see what type of aptitude you have for learning new skills that could transfer into a different position you could still perform. 

An example would be if you can no longer stand for long periods of time, but your disability wouldn't prevent you from working at a desk. Your skills, aptitude, and education would then be looked at to decide if you're eligible for SSDI.  

If you've applied for SSDI and were denied, our attorneys can help you with the appeals process.

Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation. 

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